(2009) New Labour "Justice" Secretary Shahid Malik -FILTHY PARASITE
"I think this is a bit of a non-story to be honest. I have absolutely nothing to apologise for. I have done nothing wrong. I have not been at the periphery of the rules. I haven't abused the rules, I have been absolutely at the core of the rules." -Shahid Malik
Justice Minister Shahid Malik has claimed thousands of pounds in taxpayer allowances on his second home while renting his main home, it has been reported.
The Daily Telegraph said Mr Malik had run up the highest expenses claim of any MP, claiming second home allowances of £66,827 over three years on his house in London.
At the same time the paper claimed that his main home was a three-bedroom house in his Dewsbury constituency which he had secured for a discounted rent of less than £100 a week.
Mr Malik's second home claims were said to include £2,600 for a home cinema system - which was cut in half by the Commons Fees Office - £730 for a "massage chair", and £65 for a court summons for the non-payment.
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